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Fall River MA Herald, 29 April 1908
Submitted by Laura Sullivan

NORTH END
St. Joseph's Parish Fair
Mayor Among Speakers at Opening of North End Event

St. Joseph's church fair was opened last night in Div. 1 hall and the attendance taxed the capacity of the hall. Matthew Mahoney, chairman of the committee in charge, welcomed the attendants and recited the aims of the promoters. Fr. Boylan predicted the success of the fair. Mayor Coughlin dwelt on the benefits to be derived from such events. It helped to promote good fellowship among the parishioners, he said, and was a worthy cause. The hall was decorated with flags. Five tables, embellished with different colored bunting added to the attractiveness. The tables were in charge of the different church societies - Parish, Holy Name, Children of Mary, Children's, Ladies Auxiliary and Div. 1 I. A. O. H. The Belmont orchestra rendered an excellent programme of music previous to the opening of the fair and when the speakers had concluded the fair was ready for business. The fair will be open every night for two weeks and the following committee is in charge: Chairman, Matthew Mahoney; J. H. O'Neil, William Lyons, John J. Sweeney, John E. Torphy, Bryan Mullaney, Thomas Roach, Mrs. D. W. Riley, Mrs. William J. McGrath, Miss Sarah Greeley, Miss Mary McKenna, Miss Mary Burns, Mrs. N. Kepple, Miss Sarah Dolan, Miss A. Waldron, Miss A. McNally and Miss J. Doran. Daniel Murphy of North Main St was the winner of a barrel of flour for an investment of two cents.